September 15, 2009

In Ireland!


Just a quick post from sunny Ireland - yes, you read right - it is sunny in Ireland!! And it has been for our whole trip so far (keeping fingers crossed!). Have been visiting all the bookshops that I can find but I might have to cut back soon because my bag is starting to get very heavy and I haven't even got to Paris or London yet.
One of my favourites was Hodges and Figgis in Dublin - I just love that name!

18 comments:

JoAnn said...

So glad the sun is shining on your travels!

Paperback Reader said...

That's a fabulous name for a bookshop! Hope it remains sunny for you (it certainly isn't in London today but perhaps you'll bring it with you!)

Iliana said...

Fingers crossed that you continue to have sunny days for your travels! I can't wait to find out what books you got :)

Serena said...

Love the photo...and here's to more sunny days!

Tara said...

What a lovely looking shop! Can't wait to hear all about your trip - and the books!

Samantha said...

I'm so jealous I can hardly type ...

Bybee said...

Love the photo. I'm green as well with jealousy. Have a great time!

Nadia said...

Wow! Sounds brilliant!! What a great bookshop! Can't wait to read all about your traveling adventures. By the by, how do you like Ireland thus far? I loved it when I went. So glad the weather is cooperating for you. Cheers!!

brizmus said...

ooh! Sun in Ireland - how exciting and rare! Anyhow, if you're heading over to Paris, where it absolutely is not AT ALL sunny (but rather grey and cold), you should DEFINITELY check out Shakespeare § co. right across the seine from Notre Dale. Super cute little used and non-used book store.
Also, wanted to let you know that I love love LOVE the name of your blog!

http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com
http://brizmus.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

How exciting! Hope you're having a great time!

JoAnn said...

I have an award for you when you get back...
http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2009/09/tss-sigh-of-relief-and-some-awards.html

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Just discovered your blog through our friend JoAnn from Lakeside Musing. Sounds like you're having a wonderful trip, and I'm looking forward to reading more about your adventures! (I've just subscribed.) And might I add how much I love the term "in one more sleep?" I may need to borrow that!

JaneGS said...

I was in Dublin in June and we had wonderfully sunny weather the whole time we were there. We found a great bookshop really close to Trinity where the staff was so helpful--we were looking for a particular book on Irish history.

Loved Dublin so much! Enjoy.

claire said...

Sounds wonderful, Karen! So good to hear you're loving it!

Tamara said...

Karen - it sounds just georgeous- bookshops, sunny days and holidays. Remember to leave room for shoes too!

Kim said...

Sounds like a great trip, i love the bookshop photo. Ireland, London, Paris, I'm certain there will be a lot of books and shoes coming back home with you.
Have a wonderful time, Karen!

Karen said...

Hi JoAnn - we were VERY lucky with the weather for our whole trip - we only had about 10 minutes of rain the whole time we were in Ireland.

Hi Claire - I loved the name too - I had to but one of their cloth bags to brings home with the name on it! We were pretty lucky with the weather in London too!

Hi Iliana - as soon as I get my head together I will let you know about the (multitude!) of books I bought!

Hi Serena - Glad you like it, I'm not the nest photographer - even though I would really like to be.

Hi Tara - it was a gorgeous bookshop inside and out - the best kind!

Hi Samantha - I'm the same when others are talking about their travels!!

Hi Bybee - glad you liked it!!

Hi Nadia - I did enjoy Ireland - so beautiful, but I have to say I am more of a city girl so Dublin was a highlight for me while in Ireland.

Hi brizmus - so glad to hear you like my blog name! Unfortunately I didn't make it to Shakespeare and Co when I was in Paris - I'll just have to go back I think!

Hi Danielle - it was all very exciting and we had a fantastic time - just have to try and process it all now!

Hi JoAnn - thank you so very much!

Hi Melissa - welcome!! I will have to check out your blog too. I love the term "one more sleep" - I use it for lots of things!

Hi Jane - I really loved Dublin too - could have spent a lot longer there.

Hi Claire - I'm glad I was enjoying it all too - travel can be stressful as well as fun!

Hi T - I definitely left room for shoes! Will post about them soon...

Hi Kim - I could have come home with SO many more!!

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